Friday, November 19, 2010

DiCaprio Uncovers A "Legacy Of Secrecy"

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio will star in a feature film based on the non-fiction JFK assassination book "Legacy of Secrecy" written by author Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann.

DiCaprio will also be producing on behalf of his production house, Appian Way. Warner Brothers, who previously released the feature "JFK", plans to release the DiCaprio film in time for the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination in 2013.

DiCaprio will play FBI informant 'Jack Van Laningham', who obtained the confession of crime boss 'Carlos Marcello', to having ordered JFK's assassination.

"...As part of a dangerous and long-secret undercover operation, the FBI positioned Van Laningham to become the confidant of Marcello, who ruled organized crime in Louisiana and most of Texas for decades. The FBI's clandestine operation with Van Laningham and the full story behind Marcello's JFK confession remained secret for decades, until Waldron and Hartmann published the declassified FBI files from the National Archives in 2009's 'Legacy of Secrecy'..."

In 1979, a Congressional Committee concluded that "Marcello had the motive, means, and opportunity to assassinate President Kennedy." Marcello's name did not appear in the 1964 Warren Report, which consisted of an 888-page investigation into the assassination presented to President Johnson.

Producing with DiCaprio will be his father, George DiCaprio, who brought the book to his son's attention.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Legacy Of Secrecy"...